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LEADER 00000cam 122005417a 4500 003 LIBRIS 005 20100428130946.0 008 100226s2009 enk b 001 0 eng 020 978-0-521-86157-1 (hardcover) 020 0-521-86157-8 (hardcover) 020 0-521-67957-5 (pbk.) 020 978-0-521-67957-2 (pbk.) 029 00 11777662 084 Ge 100 1 Nicol, Bran,|d1969- 245 14 The Cambridge introduction to postmodern fiction /|cBran Nicol. 260 Cambridge, UK ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press, |c2009. 300 xvii, 220 p. ;|c24 cm. 300 |nBok 440 1 Cambridge introductions to literature 504 Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index. 505 0 Preface: reading postmodern fiction -- Introduction: postmodernism and postmodernity -- Postmodern fiction: theory and practice -- Early postmodern fiction: Beckett, Borges, and Burroughs -- US metafiction: Coover, Barth, Nabokov, Vonnegut, Pynchon -- The postmodern historical novel: Fowles, Barnes, Swift -- Postmodern-postcolonial fiction -- Postmodern fiction by women: Carter, Atwood, Acker -- Two postmodern genres: cyberpunk and 'metaphysical' detective fiction -- Fiction of the 'postmodern condition': Ballard, DeLillo, Ellis. 520 "Postmodern fiction presents a challenge to the reader: instead of enjoying it passively, the reader has to work to understand its meanings, to think about what fiction is, and to question their own responses. Yet this very challenge makes postmodern writing so much fun to read and rewarding to study. Unlike most introductions to postmodernism and fiction, this book places the emphasis on literature rather than theory. It introduces the most prominent British and American novelists associated with postmodernism, from the 'pioneers', Beckett, Borges and Burroughs, to important post-war writers such as Pynchon, Carter, Atwood, Morrison, Gibson, Auster, DeLillo, and Ellis. Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question common-sense and commonplace assumptions about literature"--Provided by publisher. 520 "Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question commonsense and commonplace assumptions about literature"--Provided by publisher. 650 0 Fiction|y20th century|xHistory and criticism. 650 0 Postmodernism (Literature) 650 7 Postmodernism (litteratur)|zFörenta staterna 650 7 Postmodernism (litteratur)|zStorbritannen 830 0 Cambridge introductions to literature. 856 41 |3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/ enhancements/fy0916/2009029995-t.html 856 42 |3Publisher description|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/ enhancements/fy0916/2009029995-d.html 856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp://www.loc.gov /catdir/enhancements/fy0916/2009029995-b.html 907 UH 950 Geq.55 950 Ge.55 950 00 809.3/9113 950 04 823.91409113
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